How many DRIVERS in general have heard about the soon coming STRIKE of 2008? If this acualy does take place it's going to be GOOD and BAD at the same time.
I am all for it too, yet scared to death of it.
In Fact I've dedicated a SERVER here in the office just for that cause. It's running FORUMS dedicated just for the STRIKE of 2008.
Wiseone knows I respect the forums here so I'll not share that URL with you all yet. Im sorry. I do though wish to see what everyones views on this matter is.
I will say this much. I will be attending a meeting in Indianapolis on DEC 15th over this rising issue. If the meeting does stick to the schedule I will be there in support of you ( all ).
This may effect me as a trucking company owner different than it does a company driver, but it will effect you drivers also. The fact is it will Effect each and every person from SHIPPER, to CARRIER, to US the consumer!
All the best,
EVERYONES input is greatly NEEDED and is respected. ALWAYS!
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Holy Bat Crap!!! We aren't even done with 2007 yet, and the 2008 strike season is starting. Great if they can plan it around some of the winter snowstorms, then I can stay out and plow snow and make some extra bucks. Usually the first strike of the year (out of so very many annually!) is called for some time in April, so the strikers can take in a little bit of early fishing. Maybe they will be doing ice fishing this year, vice regular pond fishing.
On the serious side, the calling of strikes is an annual event, and on the date that the strike is called for, I can personally guarantee that you can walk out to any piece of highway, and you won't find one truck less on the road than there was the day before. They never happen, except in the minds of the people that consider themselves the leaders of the strike. It's an annual ritual, just like the opening of baseball season.
The word on the Big Road is STRIKE dates of JAN 3 - 8th!
I have heard the talk's too of a 2007 strike... But the words of the drivers are different this time. They are speaking in a different TONE of voice.
One that's Stronger, and Louder, and with more aggression and anger.
I'd love to Share with you all, everything that I have heard and what a few of us are doing about this but until I get the release from Wiseone wont post that information.
Its a scary as hell man and the general public has no idea what the impact could or will be. The Drivers that travel the highways everyday understand what's going on and know about WHEN, WHERE, HOW, WHO, ect....
For the normal 9 -5 office worker or baker, they have NO CLUE as to what WE ON THE RADIDIO are hearing!
All the best,
I'll PARK MY TRUCKS. I understand, Im in the SAME BOAT!
Cant afford to give the drivers raises because I have a SET % the drivers work for. If the RATES are not there that leaves me no room to advance the drivers 10-4?
Hell with it... I'll PARK EM.....
If this one actually takes place... It wont take more than a day or two to get things back on our sides and in our court. Right now BIG companies are SERING the ball.
From, OIL companies to BROKERS, to the government.
Everyone of them which have no idea what the hell we go through to move America on a DAY to DAY basis!
Since the CB has a range of somewhere between 3-5 miles, I donlt think it's a very effective methid of organizing a strike, but do tend to see it as a wonderful way for radio loving bigmouths to go around spreading their delusional calls for one without having to take any responsibility for their actions.
For a strike to have any real effect, there has to be someone to bargain. You have to define the issues over which you are striking, have a set goal for the strike to acheive, and have someone to negotiate the end to the strike. In this case, there is no issue that currently enrages enough people to bring them to act. There is no national voice to negotiate an end to the strike, and there is no "other side" to negotiate with!
You can't have a strike without someone to strike against. That's basic unionism 101. Unless you have an enemy or a bad guy, you can't do a strike. If the issue is fuel prices, which would be my suspicion for a current strike, who do you strike against? The fuel companies are not the customer of many of us in a way that a strike will harm them, and they don't have the power to negotiate any kind of a settlement. Unless you somehow manage to strike against every single fuel supplier in the country at one time, it's not going to do much good.
I did a quick search and came up wiat a website, and about as I suspected, the entire strike consists of a rant on an anonymous web page. And as a matter of fact, if you click on their guestbook and read, the first thing you encounter is a comment from the purported author of the strike, telling everyone to go ahead and run on the days he indicates for the strike.
It's a repetitive thing, calls for strikes and loud claims about how shutting down the country for a few days will make things better. Long on rhetoric, short on realistic plans.....
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